Jon W Johnson, PhD Professor, Neuroscience
Ion channels are fundamental to the movement and processing of information in all nervous systems, and therefore are attractive research subjects for neuroscientists. Ion channels are a fascinating research topic for additional reasons: they are remarkably well-designed multifunctional machines that are both challenging and great fun to study. Professor Johnson's laboratory uses biophysical, electrophysiological, molecular, optical, and pharmacological approaches to study the function, structure, and regulation of ion channels. We focus on channels involved in synaptic communication within the vertebrate nervous system.